In these times, many business owners want to grow their business and they want to grow their business fast.
Today, because life, business and the internet are all closely related, I want to discuss the idea of using internet based options which may help you to grow your business.
This is a bit like thinking outside of the box, if you will. I believe that knowing how to build websites is a key skill and expertise that many business owners should consider when looking at ways to grow their businesses.
They might very well be able to grow their businesses fast. This is because using website hosting, their website (or websites) would be available to their audience and their customers for way longer than traditional businesses, which are open for “limited” hours (9 to 5).
People find building Websites is fun, will you?
This website provides information on how you can grow your business. As there is a lot of growth in the internet world, it mainly focusses on the internet world. A lot of traditional businesses can benefit by having an online presence and therefore this type of information can benefit these businesses too.
I believe that knowing how to build websites is a key skill and expertise that many business owners should consider when looking at ways to grow their businesses.
Growing your traditional business
For instance, say you have a traditional “brick and mortar” business and want to explore options to create an online presence, you could learn how to create and build your own website yourself. That way you maintain total control over your website. How cool is that?
Growing your work from home business
Or say, you need to work from home for whatever reason, you could learn how to create and build your own website, then you could have the possibility of offering to create and build websites for businesses in your area, or you could look at becoming an online affiliate (or becoming involved in the domain name business by selling Domain Cost Club memberships online, one of the things I do), or you could look at marketing/selling your offerings online.
Learn how to create and build websites the proper way
These days it is relatively easy to create and then build a website (or indeed websites) using WordPress based web hosting. All you need is hosting and a domain name to get started. The domain name for this website is workfromhomenotes.com which I have registered with Domain Cost Club.
Domain Cost Club is my preferred Domain Name supplier. They also provide cPanel Website Hosting which I also use. If you have little or no experience of website hosting their offering might not be right for you. In that case, I suggest BlueHost who is a WebHost actually recommended by WordPress. BlueHost also have a wide range of options.
Building websites is fun
Beside building websites is a lot of fun. There is a lot of free information and free videos (look up how to do videos on YouTube) on the internet that help. A lot of the free information online is really good. There is really no need to pay for knowledge or training from online sources as the free information is so good.
People learn crawling first, then walking, then running and so on. It is the same idea here. Remember learning how to ride a bike when you were a child. It is the same idea here.
Learn about affiliate marketing
Before you say, what has affiliate marketing to do with my business, let me ask you a few questions:
- Would your business benefit with a website built from the ground up that uses affiliate marketing techniques? I be very surprised if your answer is honestly no.
- Would your business benefit with you knowing and implementing ideas that help you write articles for your website that are designed with getting traffic to your website using the search engines? Again, I be very surprised if your answer is honestly no.
I am saying here that affiliate marketing techniques techniques applied to a traditional brick and mortar business may very well give that traditional brick and mortar business additional ways to grow that business.
Two things that a traditional brick and mortar business considering going online is registering a domain name for their business and looking at website hosting.
For their domain name I would suggest that they choose a .COM domain name unless there are good reasons not to. I would also suggest that a domain name ending with your country’s domain extension would also be an idea.
Usually to register domain names or renew domain names in most domain extensions costs between $10 and $60 a year.
On April 25th 2021, .COM domains cost $7.85 to register at Domain Cost Club for Domain Cost Club members when the recommended retail price is $15.
Likewise .UK domains cost $9.32 to register at Domain Cost Club for Domain Cost Club members when the recommended retail price is $15.87
And .US domains cost $6.50 to register at Domain Cost Club for Domain Cost Club members when the recommended retail price is $11.
I always recommending visiting Domain Cost Club for the current prices as they deal with over 439 different domain extensions including .COM, .UK, .US and .CFD
.CFD is a new domain extension positioned for the Clothing Fashion Design industry. If you are in this industry this is one domain extension to consider. Domains in this domain extension were generally available since April 20th 2021. They are available at Domain Cost Club since then.
Some domain extensions do cost more than $60 to register and you would have to justify to yourself in my opinion if those ones are worth the additional expense. Again on April 25th 2021, .REALTY domains cost $272 to register at Domain Cost Club for Domain Cost Club members when the recommended retail price is $542.
If the domain name you want is already registered to someone else they might sell that domain name to you, however they may want a lot of money for that. So again, you would have to justify to yourself if those ones are worth the additional expense.
I recommend Domain Cost Club if you want to register or renew a domain name. This domain (workfromhomenotes.com) has been registered with Domain Cost Club since the middle of 2015. Between 2005 and 2015 I had registered this domain with different domain registrars. In 2015 I moved it to Domain Cost Club. Since then, it has been registered with Domain Cost Club.
Since March 2021 I moved my website hosting over to Domain Cost Club. I am finding that they are good. The “but” is that their support is provided during normal business hours which may be problematic. However I am saving over 80% of what I was paying for website hosting so good there.
If you are new to website hosting or feel that you might need more support, I suggest Bluehost as they have a lot of website hosting offerings and options.
Totally up to you
Of course, if you have already started a business or a website, you could continue on with your business or website. It does give you an opportunity to think and re-assess. You might decide upon reflection, to re-group, re-build and then continue. That is totally up to you.